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The innocents : a novel, by Caroline Seebohm

Label
The innocents : a novel
Title
The innocents
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Caroline Seebohm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The whole world was about to change, and no one would be affected more deeply than Dorothea and Iris Crosby, sisters - identical twins - born to the wealth and social standing of New York City's Park Avenue. It was 1914, and while life in Manhattan seemed to center on grand balls and exotic parties, in Europe everything was coming undone. World War I was about to explode, and when it did it would involve many thousands of young Americans already heading overseas." "Aroused by the perils of the rest of the world, Dorothea and Iris decided to join the American Red Cross in France. Set immediately to the battlefront, they became immersed in a daily struggle to help save lives, and when that wasn't possible, to at least make death less terrifying for the young French soldiers in their care. Beautiful and mysterious, the twin sisters were dubbed les anges, the angels, by the wounded men."
  • "They charmed the Americans as well, among them a fighter pilot with whom Iris fell in love - the first threat to the singular bond that held the sisters together. As the losses mounted, however, the link between the sisters grew stronger. Finally, when the battles ended, they awoke to the reality that the world they had known was forever gone, and home seemed a distant and alien place."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Born into a world of wealth and privilege in early twentieth-century New York City, identical twins Dorothea and Iris Crosby are confronted by the perils and hardships around them, first by the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and then by the horrors of the First World War
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155372
Cataloging source
DLC
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Seebohm, Caroline
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Twins
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • France
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The innocents : a novel, by Caroline Seebohm
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000040692862
Isbn
9781565125001
Label
The innocents : a novel, by Caroline Seebohm
Publication
Control code
000040692862
Isbn
9781565125001

Library Locations

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